Looking for bargains Skyscanner travel editor Sa

first_imgLooking for bargains? Skyscanner travel editor, Sam Baldwin, uses Skyscanner’s popular “cheap flights from the UK to Everywhere” search feature to handpick three cheap destinations.The British summer may almost be over (did it ever really start?) but the warm weather lasts well into autumn on the continent. Check out these autumn bargains to get your beach break before winter arrives. Faro, Portugal (from £18 return)One of Europe’s most popular summer destinations is still hot in autumn. Faro is the capital of the Algarve region which boasts over 300 days of sunshine and over 100 sandy beaches. The Algarve offers a diverse range of holiday types; family friendly beach resorts, lively nightlife for party-hungry hedonists and romantic restaurants for amorous couples.Find cheap flights to Faro from 20 UK airports including London airports, Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, East Midlands, Glasgow and Cardiff.Malta, (from £19 return)As soon as you hit September, flight prices to this little Mediterranean Island drop right down. Malta has year-round good weather and it’s great value. With excellent beaches and all the associated water sports, Malta is a good choice for some autumn sun.Find cheap flights to Malta from 14 UK airports including, London Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds Exeter and Cardiff.Alicante, Spain (from £18 return)Many people say that September is the best time to visit southern Spain; you get nice warm weather (rather than oppressive heat), plus you don’t have to compete with the mass summer crowds. All the more sun and sand for you!Find cheap flights to Alicante from 25 UK airports, including Cardiff, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Bristol and London airports.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBargains of the week: Marrakech | Istanbul | FaroBargains of the week: Marrakech | Istanbul | FaroBargains of the Week: Nice | Innsbruck | FaroSam Baldwin, uses Skyscanner’s popular “cheap flights from the UK to Everywhere” search featureBargains of the Week: Faro | Geneva | MalagaBargains of the Week: Faro | Geneva | Malagalast_img read more

Watch moths use scent to learn about their environment

first_img By Kimberly HickokFeb. 27, 2018 , 12:00 PM If you ever wanted to know what a moth was thinking, this might be as close as you’re going to get. In a new study published today in Cell Reports, researchers placed female hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) in a wind tunnel containing two pieces of filter paper—one covered in a test odor, and one with no odor. Perhaps not surprisingly, the insects were most attracted to odors containing aromatic chemicals, which are present in plants that are common nectar sources. Some odors consistently caused the moths to touch their feet to the paper while curving their abdomen, which is how they lay eggs, indicating that moths associate those odors with egg laying. With six different odors, the moths alternated touching their feet and their mouths to the same odor, suggesting that plants containing one or all of those chemicals, such as jimson weed, are important for both feeding and egg laying. By combining these data with imaging of nerve cells at the base of the moths’ antennae, the researchers identified four clusters of nerves specifically associated with feeding behavior and six specifically associated with egg laying, but none associated with both behaviors. This means moths use specific odors to direct their behavior. The scientists say more research is needed to see whether nerve clusters respond to odor the same way in other species of moths and pollinating insects, which can help identify important odors and the plants that make them. Watch moths use scent to learn about their environmentlast_img read more